Once again GREAT things are happening at DDHS! Student of the Month for March are junior April Shaffer, junior Simeon Ploeger and senior Tlaloc Huerta!
Also nominated are juniors Kyle Zomer, Cristian Galvan and Tim Clark. Please be sure to congratulate these students on a job well done.
All students will receive a note home to parents, Comet Code T shirt and their names on the district website. The SOM Winners will have their pictures and write up displayed in the case by the auditorium.
Here is what the staff who nominated our winners had to say about our students …..
April Shaffer – April is a hard worker and deserves to be recognized for her accomplishments. April is involved in numerous activities in our school including; band, solo ensemble, girl’s tennis, manager for the girl’s varsity basketball team, a Comet Mentor, helps with setting up for the forensics meets, and has maintained a high GPA her 9th, 10th and her into her 11th grade year at DDHS. April is a respectful student and is a great role model to others for following our Comet Code. April is a leader in her class. She works hard and cares about others. April wants to work with animals in her future. Due to her hard work and caring nature April will be successful in any direction she chooses to go.
~ Amanda Urmanski, DDHS Dean of Students
Tlaloc Huerta – Tlaloc was in my homeroom for his 9th, 10th & 11th grade years. Tlaloc was a leader in my homeroom and a joy to get to know. Recently, I have observed Tlaloc serving as a Comet Mentor. He is a leader in our school and helps welcome families into our school. Tlaloc attended a parent advisory council meeting and translated throughout the meeting for a Spanish speaking parent. Tlaloc has earned strong grades throughout his high school career, has had excellent attendance, and is an amazing role model for his peers of what it means to follow the Comet Code. I am proud to have gotten to know Tlaloc throughout his time at DDHS. He will be missed here at DDHS after graduation. I know Tlaloc will be successful in whatever he chooses to do in the future.
~ Amanda Urmanski, DDHS Dean of Students
Simeon Ploeger – Simeon had the choice of participating as a 1st violin or 2nd violin in the Orchestra this year. He chose to be a 2nd violin because he wanted to be a section leader. He is a strong player; works well with others and has the skills of a leader. It was a wise choice leading him to meet his goals for the class. He also tackled a challenging violin solo for festival and has be extremely organized and reflective as he’s planned his lessons and practice sessions. He keeps a personal log as well as the one required for his lesson grade. He focuses his practice in a mature way making the most of his practice time. And it has paid off. Simeon models outstanding musicianship and leadership.
~ Jennifer Bayerl, DDHS Orchestra Teacher
Tim Clark – Tim Clark has impressed me with his work ethic and interest in learning this year in Spanish 3. He is well-prepared for class, he participates fully in class activities, and he turns in quality work. As we continue to learn more difficult verb forms and tenses, he studies and makes sure that he masters the new material, scoring extremely well on tests and quizzes. He willingly works with his classmates, and he serves as a quiet leader in the classroom on a daily basis.
Timoteo, your hard work and dedication to your studies in Spanish is very much appreciated!
~ Sra. Liz Lieske Evans, DDHS Spanish Teacher
Kyle Zomer – Kyle is the intern in the large animal lab. On Monday, Feb 24th Kyle stayed to care for a gilt that was giving birth that night. Kyle stayed from 5:00 PM until 2:00 AM assisting the veterinarian that was called in to due a c-section when a problem arouse. After such a late night Kyle still came to school the next day!
~ Marty Speth, DDHS Agriculture Teacher
Cristian Galvan -Cristian has been doing a fantastic job in online astronomy! He has had success both in learning the science content and using online tools for learning. Cristian is working ahead in this self-paced course and has completed all the required work. He is a model student. One of the challenges many students face in online course work is communication between classmates and the teacher, however Cristian has demonstrated effective communication through online discussions, sharing documents and email. He asks questions for clarification and actively seeks out help.
~Shelly Sullivan, DDHS Technology Integrator